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Broken Law

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Broken Law

American Constitution Society

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Ever feel like the law is stacked against you? It probably is. Broken Law speaks truth to power in discussing how our laws and legal system serve the few at the expense of the many. This is where law meets real life. Hosted by the staff of the American Constitution Society, we reckon with the origins of our legal system, interview people on the frontlines of the progressive legal movement, and chat about necessary legal reforms to restore our democratic legitimacy and improve the lives of al ...
 
Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com
 
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Creative Tension

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Creative Tension

Elliott Robinson, JD, MDiv - Public Theologian

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The Creative Tension podcast explores the history and legacy of Jim Crow segregation. Host, Elliott Robinson provides the missing chapters from American History class, through a mixture of interviews, archival audio and roundtable discussions. Creative Tension also uses open and frank discussions, to dissect how the legacy of Jim Crow is still impacting our world today. Creative Tension explores topics like: Confederate monuments; “The Talk;” Black caricatures (Mammy, Aunt Jemima and JJ Evan ...
 
A deep dive is a podcast about us. How we got here and where we might be going. Deepening our understanding of the people and events that connect us, explain us, sometimes divide us. The goal of the podcast is to pique your curiosity and motivate you to want to know more. Through research, archives, and interviews a deep dive will surprise you, amuse you, and sometimes it might even break your heart a little. I hope by the end of each episode you'll know something you didn't know or you'll h ...
 
Facing History and Ourselves is an organization created in 1976 by educators who believed that instilling intellectual vigor and curiosity goes hand-in-hand with teaching facts and figures. We provide training, professional development, and resources that support the practical needs, and the spirits, of educators worldwide who share the goal of creating a better, more informed, and more thoughtful society. Our podcast series features voices from the Facing History community and encourages cr ...
 
Southern Hollows is home to the dark side of southern history. These true stories, often little known, take you into historical moments and introduce you to historical figures that we ought never forget. Hear stories of the well-known United States history periods like Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and Native American Removal, but also stories of the individuals who oppressed and disenfranchised -- and the historical settings that made it possible. If you love challenging stories f ...
 
The church and religion has played and continues to play a big role in the African-American community. Yet, many of us who grew up in the traditional black church do not have an understanding of how our faith evolved under the duress of slavery and discrimination to be and to represent what it does today. The purpose of this broadcast is to provide that background knowledge while also pointing out the dividing line between what is just tradition and true faith in Jesus Christ.
 
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BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 26. Miles Davis was born. He was an American jazz musician, a trumpeter who as a bandleader and composer was one of the major influences on art from the late 1940s. Davis grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois, where his father was a prosperous dental surgeon, and began studying trumpet in his …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 25. 30 million people worldwide joined "Race against time" to raise money for starving in Africa. The event was organized by chairman and founder Chris Long, Bob Geldof (Band Aid and Live Aid) and John Anderson (Head of Global Special Events, UNICEF). A central event was the lighting of a sy…
 
The leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, if officially released by the Supreme Court, would wipe out the federal constitutional right to abortion and directly impact the lives of millions of people. Already, the conservative legal movement is mobilizing to take advantage of the groundwork being laid in Dobbs to put …
 
Patti LaBelle was born. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade". The band later be…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 23. Shuffle Along, the 1st black hit musical, opened at the 63rd St. Music Hall in New York City. The show was developed by black comedians Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles and featured music by Eubie Blake and lyrics by Noble Sissle. Based loosely on Miller and Lyles’ vaudeville act “The Ma…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 22. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. became the first black Brigadier general in the United States Air Force. Davis studied at the University of Chicago before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1932. Upon his graduation, he was swiftly promoted to lieutenant colone…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 21. Lowell Perry was confirmed as chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission. He was an American football player and coach, government official, businessman, and broadcaster. Perry was the first African-American assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL), the first African Ameri…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 20. Emancipation in the State of Florida was proclaimed. On May 20, 1865, Union Brigadier Gen. Edward McCook formally announced President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation from the steps of the Knott House in Tallahassee. President Abraham Lincoln signed this proclamation on Januar…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 19. Malcolm X was born. He was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement, and best known for his time spent as a vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm's father, Earl Little, was a leader in an African-Am…
 
This week, Joi Chaney, our Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, sits down with 3 advocates that discuss the impact of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Race Massacre more than 100 years after the attack and the recent reparations case that was recently approved by the Tulsa County District Court Judge. Our guests on this episode i…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 18. Anna Julia Cooper delivered an address at the World’s Congress of Representative Women. She was an American educator and writer whose book "A Voice From the South by a Black Woman of the South" (1892) became a classic African American feminist text. Born into slavery in 1858, Cooper went…
 
The effects of climate change will be felt the strongest by young people. Refusing to stand idly by, 21 young people have sued the U.S. Government for violating their constitutional right to a climate that sustains life. The lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, is detailed in the documentary "Youth v Gov," now available on Netflix. This week, Jeanne …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 17. Patricia Bath patented an apparatus that removes cataracts. She was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, and academic. Bath also became the first woman member of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, the first woman to lead a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology, and the first woma…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 16. Janet Jackson was born. She is an American singer and actress, one of the most popular recording artists of the 1980s and ’90s. The youngest of nine siblings in Motown’s famed Jackson family, Janet Jackson parlayed her family’s success into an independent career that spanned recordings, …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 15. Camilla Williams became the first black woman to act in a leading role in a major American opera company. She trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor's degree in music education. Beginning in 1944, Williams performed on the coast-to-coa…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 14. Clara Stanton Jones was born. She was the first African-American president of the American Library Association and the first African American and the first woman to serve as director of a major library system in America, as director of the Detroit Public Library. Jones obtained a well-ro…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 13. Stevie Wonder was born. He is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. Blind from birth and raised in inner-city Detroit, he was a skilled musician by age eight and mad…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 12. Ving Rhames was born. He is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Luther Stickell in the "Mission: Impossible" film series and his supporting role as gang kingpin Marsellus Wallace in "Pulp Fiction". He was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. He was named after NBC…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 11. William Grant Still was born. He was the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in the United States. Though a prolific composer of operas, ballets, symphonies, and other works, he was best known for his Afro-American Symphony (1931). He first studied composi…
 
This week, we react to the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which would overturn Roe v Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to abortion. Peggy Li speaks with Jenny Ma, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rosann Mariappuram, Jane's Due Process, about the impact the draft opinion will have if …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 10. Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first black president of South Africa. In 1944, he joined the African National Congress (ANC), a black political organization dedicated to winning rights for the black majority in white-ruled South Africa. In 1948, the racist National Party came to power…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 9. Tony Gwynn was born. He was an American professional baseball right fielder, who played 20 seasons (1982–2001) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, and considered one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. Gwynn attended San Diego State University…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 8. Carole Gist was born. She is an American TV host, model and first African American woman to win the Miss USA title. Throughout her reign as Miss USA, Gist captivated audiences with her stories of being from a single-parent home where she had a number of siblings and having to overcome num…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 7. J. R. Winters received a patent for the fire escape ladder. He was born in Leesburg, Virginia to an African-American brickmaker and a Shawnee Indian mother, who was the daughter of a noted herbalist and medical practitioner. In 1830, at the age of 14, he relocated to Chambersburg, Pennsyl…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 6. President Eisenhower signed civil rights act. (On September 4, 1957, nine African American students were due to enter the school, a previously all-white institution. These students were blocked by 270 National Guard troops who had been ordered there by State Governor, Orval Faubus. ) (Med…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 5. Adam Clayton Powell Sr. was born. He was an American pastor who developed the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York as the largest Protestant congregation in the country, with 10,000 members. He was a founder of the National Urban League, active in the NAACP and several fraternal …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 4. Kimora Lee Simmons was born. She is an American entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV personality, author, philanthropist and model. Kimora was born of African American and Japanese heritage. She attended public school, but when she grew to 5-foot, 8-inches by the time she was ten years old,…
 
This week, we’re discussing Puerto Rico, specifically the many ways in which U.S. law continues to subject this and the other U.S. territories to second class status. The latest example? The Supreme Court recently ruled, in an unusual 8 to 1 decision, that Puerto Ricans can be denied government benefits, despite being U.S. citizens. Lindsay Langhol…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 3. Sugar Ray Robinson was born. He was an American professional boxer, considered by many authorities to have been the best fighter in history. Robinson originally aspired to be a doctor, but after dropping out of High School he switched his goal to boxing. He made his professional debut on …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 2. First game of the Negro National Baseball League. The first viable Black league was formed in 1920 under the leadership of Rube Foster, manager of the Chicago American Giants. He had been Negro baseball’s best pitcher in the early years of the 20th century and then its best-known manager …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for May 1st. Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize. She graduated from Wilson Junior College in Chicago in 1936. Her early verses appeared in the Chicago Defender, a newspaper written primarily for that city’s African American community. Brooks published her …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 30. Michelle Howard was born. She was the first African American woman to command a United States Navy ship. She also became the highest-ranking woman in the United States Armed Forces history. During high school Howard applied to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and upon enter…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 29. Duke Ellington was born. One of the originators of big-band jazz, Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores, and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New Yor…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 28. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. became the first Black Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He attended Virginia Union University but left before graduating to join the Naval Reserve in 1942. He was commissioned in 1944 and served during World War II onboard USS PC-1264. After the war, Gravely had a brief…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 27. Coretta Scott King was born. She was an American civil rights activist who was the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. She graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and in 1951 enrolled at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. While working toward a degree in voice…
 
After interviewing hundreds of witnesses and reviewing tens of thousands of documents, the January 6th Select Committee is preparing to hold public, televised hearings. While we’ve learned a lot in recent months from subpoenas and lawsuits, the American public is presumably about to learn a whole lot more in these hearings. So, what do we know alre…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 26. Gertrude Ma Rainey was born. She was a singer who was known as the “mother of the blues” and who was recognized as the first great professional blues vocalist. She began her career as a performer at a talent show in Columbus, Georgia, when she was approximately 12 years old. As a membe…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 25. United Negro College Fund was founded. It is is a philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for Black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically Black colleges and universities. The organization awards 10,000 students annually through 400 scholarship an…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 24. Mathematician David Blackwell was born. He made significant contributions to game theory, probability theory, information theory, and Bayesian statistics. He also broke racial barriers when he was named the first African American member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. At age …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 23. Inventor Granville T. Woods was born. He was known for devising a number of new electrical devices for the railroads. His inventions helped make rail travel safer and faster. Woods studied engineering at night school and became a steam locomotive engineer. He earned his first patent in…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 22. Bob Marley One Love Concert. It was a large concert held at The National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, and was held during a political civil war between opposing parties Jamaican Labour Party and the People's National Party. With tensions rising, both parties hired local gang members f…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 21. Prince passed away. He was a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer among the most talented American musicians of his generation. Prince’s recording career began with funk and soul marketed to a Black audience; his early music also reflected the contemporary musical impact of disc…
 
This week, Joi Chaney, our Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, focuses on the National Urban League's annual report titled, State of Black America Under Siege: the Plot to Destroy Democracy, which raises the alarm on the outlook of Black and Brown people as political forces have launched an all-out assault on voting…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 20. The United States Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools. The Burger Court in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education ruled that the school district must achieve racial balance even if it meant redrawing school boundaries and the use…
 
In recent weeks, there's been a flurry of revelations about the political activities of Justice Clarence Thomas's spouse, Virginia Thomas, including her text messages to Mark Meadows, then President Trump's chief of staff, that seem to espouse electoral conspiracy theories. On this episode, Jeanne Hruska speaks with Vox Senior Correspondent Ian Mil…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 19. Max Robinson became the 1st African-American journalist to anchor a nightly network newscast. Robinson’s first journalism job began and ended in 1959, when he was hired to read news at a Portsmouth, Va., television station. In 1978, when Roone Arledge was looking to revamp ABC News' ni…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 18. The American Nicodemus Town Company is founded. It is the only remaining western community established by African Americans after the Civil War. Having an important role in American History, the town symbolizes the pioneering spirit of these ex-slaves who fled the war-torn South in sea…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 17. Ralph Abernathy passed away. He was a pastor and civil rights leader who was Martin Luther King’s chief aide and closest associate during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1948 and preached his first sermon on Mother's Day. In 1950 h…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for April 16. Birthday of Essex Hemphill. He was an influential poet, award-winning editor, memorable performance artist, and fearless activist. Hemphill's first books were the self-published chapbooks "Earth Life" (1985) and "Conditions" (1986). His poetry evoked the challenges of being black, gay …
 
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